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Furniture Maker to Add 100 New Jobs in Burke County Expansion

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022

Vanguard Furniture Company, Inc., a North Carolina furniture manufacturer, will add 100 new jobs in Burke County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $5.9 million for an expansion of its upholstery manufacturing operations to Morganton.

North Carolina’s March Employment Figures Released

Thursday, Apr 14, 2022

The state’s seasonally adjusted March 2022 unemployment rate was 3.5 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from February’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.6 percent.

North Carolina’s Innovation Ranking Improves

Thursday, Apr 14, 2022

North Carolina continues to make progress in its overall innovation capacity, rising one place in its national ranking, but the state still needs to encourage more private-sector research and development activities, according to the latest edition of a closely watched report on innovation in Nort

North Carolina’s February County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2022

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 50 of North Carolina’s counties in February, increased in 12, and remained unchanged in 38. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.9 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 2.5 percent.

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